About Hilary Gallagher
BPhys(Hons) (H-W Edin), Dip(SW), MA(SW)
After graduating with an Honours degree in Physics from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, Hilary worked in a number of social welfare settings around the world before deciding to transfer to social work. Hilary then studied a Diploma in Social Work, the professional qualifier at the time, concurrently with a Research Masters. Hilary is a qualified social worker and has worked in health, disability, mental health and community settings in Scotland and Australia. Her research and practice interests centre on field education and social justice issues particularly with regards to people who have a disability. Hilary worked at Southern Cross University piloting an online learning program across the Masters of Social Work and embedding this within the field education and teaching units. Hilary moved to Griffith University on the Gold Coast in 2016 where she is currently teaching into the Bachelor and Masters of Social Work. Hilary is a member of the Australian Association of Social Work (Member number 461960)
Social Justice, Community Social Work, Disability, Homelessness, Teaching & Learning, Field Education
School of Human Services & Social Work
Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
Journal articles (2)
Getting the most out of electronic portfolios: pedagogy and benefits Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education (2015)
The benefits of using electronic portfolios (e-portfolios) in social work education have been well recognised. Yet, as technology advances, their potential outstrips the initial, relatively modest goals of producing summative documents. The latest version of ...
Autism and the cognitive processing triad: a case for revising the criteria in the diagnostic and statistical manual Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing (2012)
TOPIC: The next iteration of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is due for release in May 2013. The current diagnostic criteria for autism are based on a behavioral triad of impairment, which ...
Popular Press (10)
Unpublished Papers (4)
An Evaluation of Inter-Professional Student Placements in a University Health Clinic ANZSWWER Symposium, James Cook University (2016)
While social work and welfare graduates are often expected to work within multi-disciplinary teams, interprofessional teamwork is not consistently taught within degree programmes. Learning to work together successfully in an interprofessional workforce is vital for ...
An evaluation framework for the use of a personalised online learning environment in a social work program Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference (2014)
The online technology, Pebble+ was recently embedded in the curriculum of the new Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) degree. This technology addresses two purposes. First, it provides each student with a personalised online learning ...
Electronic portfolios and personalised learning environments: opportunities and challenges in using online technology in a new social work programme Positive practice in hard times: social work fights back: 15th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference and 7th UK Social Work Research Conference (2013)
This presentation examines the rationale for embedding the recently released, online technology, Pebble+, in the curriculum of a new Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) degree in Australia. This technology has been adopted for two ...
Embedding a personalised online learning environment in a social work curriculum: opportunities and challenges 5th International conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Conference Proceedings (2013)
This presentation examines the rationale for embedding the online technology, Pebble+, in the curriculum of a new Master of Social Work (Professional Qualifying) degree in Australia. This technology has been adopted for two purposes. First, ...